Robert Slifkin & Bob Nickas
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
6:30 p.m. talk
Reception to follow

Canzani Center Auditorium

 

In conjunction with the opening of Alan Shields: A Different Kind of Painting and Stitch, Beeler Gallery presents a conversation between art historian Robert Slifkin and author, curator, and art critic Bob Nickas. They will be discussing the work and life of the late artist Alan Shields.

 

The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.

 

About the Artists

Robert Slifkin

Robert Slifkin is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University where he teaches courses addressing various aspects of modern and contemporary art and culture. He is the author of Out of Time: Philip Guston and the Refiguration of Postwar American Art (University of California Press, 2013) which was awarded the Philips Book Prize. His essays and reviews appeared in such journals as Artforum, American Art, Art Bulletin, October, and Oxford Art Journal, and he has been the recipient of fellowships from the Henry Luce Foundation, The Clark Art Institute, The Getty Research Institute, and the Henry Moore Foundation. He is currently working on a new book project entitled The New Monuments and the End of Man: American Sculpture Between War and Peace, 1945-1975, which will consider the intertwined histories of sculpture and nuclear war in postwar U.S. culture.

 

Bob Nickas

Bob Nickas is a New York-based critic and curator. He has organized more than 80 exhibitions, including service on the teams responsible for Aperto at the Venice Biennale in 1993 and the 2003 Lyon Biennial. The author of numerous reviews and catalog essays, Nickas is a regular contributor to Artforum and Vice.

Robert Slifkin & Bob Nickas
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
6:30 p.m. talk
Reception to follow

Canzani Center Auditorium

 

In conjunction with the opening of Alan Shields: A Different Kind of Painting and Stitch, Beeler Gallery presents a conversation between art historian Robert Slifkin and author, curator, and art critic Bob Nickas. They will be discussing the work and life of the late artist Alan Shields.

 

The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.

 

About the Artists

Robert Slifkin

Robert Slifkin is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University where he teaches courses addressing various aspects of modern and contemporary art and culture. He is the author of Out of Time: Philip Guston and the Refiguration of Postwar American Art (University of California Press, 2013) which was awarded the Philips Book Prize. His essays and reviews appeared in such journals as Artforum, American Art, Art Bulletin, October, and Oxford Art Journal, and he has been the recipient of fellowships from the Henry Luce Foundation, The Clark Art Institute, The Getty Research Institute, and the Henry Moore Foundation. He is currently working on a new book project entitled The New Monuments and the End of Man: American Sculpture Between War and Peace, 1945-1975, which will consider the intertwined histories of sculpture and nuclear war in postwar U.S. culture.

 

Bob Nickas

Bob Nickas is a New York-based critic and curator. He has organized more than 80 exhibitions, including service on the teams responsible for Aperto at the Venice Biennale in 1993 and the 2003 Lyon Biennial. The author of numerous reviews and catalog essays, Nickas is a regular contributor to Artforum and Vice.

Kim Faler

Kim Faler
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

In conjunction with the exhibition Kim Faler: This Must Be the PlaceBeeler Gallery presents a talk featuring Massachusetts-based artist Kim Faler. 

 

Faler’s sculpture, installations, drawings, and photographs explore the functionality found within architecture and design and press our emotional understanding of these everyday objects against their perceived logic. Her material-­based works have been exhibited internationally and throughout the United States, including exhibitions at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), Art Dubai, Sp/Arte in São Paulo, Mixed Greens in New York, and at the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. 

 

Faler has received numerous grants and residencies, including the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship (to Brazil), the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency in Captiva, Florida, and the Artpace International Artist in Residence Program in San Antonio, Texas. She received her BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She lives and works in North Adams, Massachusetts.

 

Faler will talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave.). The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.

Kim Faler
Sept 14, 2017

Boris Groys
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Auditorium

 

Boris Groys is a philosopher, an art critic, and a media theorist. He is a Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, a Senior Research Fellow at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, and a professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School. He has been a professor of Aesthetics, Art History, and Media Theory at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design/Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and an internationally acclaimed Professor at a number of universities in the United States and Europe, including the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California, and the Courtauld Institute of Art London. Groys has written more than 150 articles on modern and contemporary art, philosophy, and intellectual history in several languages. Some of his books include Total Art of Stalinism (1992), The Art of Installation (1996), Art Power (2008), The Communist Postscript (2010), and Introduction to Antiphilosophy (2012).

 

Groys’ work, in all its varied forms, appears to follow a sustained thesis: art is a symptom of society. While the majority of his work is within aesthetics, his thesis is not exclusive to aesthetics. Rather, Groys tends to think about politics and philosophy with and through the medium of art.

 

Groys will talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave.). The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.

Boris Groys
Sept 28, 2017
Nilah Magruder

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
8 p.m.
Canzani Center

 

In conjunction with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, Beeler Gallery presents a panel discussion featuring Kelly Sue DeConnick, Nilah Magruder, and Ann Nocenti.

 

The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.

 

About the Artists
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Kelly Sue DeConnick got her start in the comic industry adapting Japanese and Korean comics into English. Five years and more than 10,000 pages of adaptation later, she transitioned to American comics with 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: EBEN AND STELLA, for Steve Niles and IDW. Work for Image, Boom, Oni, Humanoids, Dark Horse, DC, Vertigo, and Marvel soon followed. Today, DeConnick is best known for surprise hits like Carol Danvers’ rebranding as Captain Marvel and the Eisner-nominated mythological western, PRETTY DEADLY; the latter was co-created with artist Emma Ríos. DeConnick’s most recent venture, the sci-fi kidney-punch called BITCH PLANET, co-created with Valentine De Landro, launched to rave reviews in December 2014. DeConnick lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Matt Fraction, and their two children.

 

Nilah Magruder
Nilah Magruder is a writer and artist in Los Angeles. She was the 2015 winner of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics, and the first African-American Woman to write for Marvel Comics (the digital comic A Year of Marvels in 2016). She currently works for Disney Animation, and her book How To Find a Fox was published by Feiwel & Friends in 2016. Nilah received a BA in communication arts from Hood College and a BFA in computer animation from Ringling College of Art and Design. She has illustrated for comics, children’s books, film, and commercial television. When she is not drawing or writing, Magruderis reading fantasy novels, watching movies, rollerskating, and fighting her cat for control of her desk chair.

 

Ann Nocenti
Ann Nocenti is an American journalist, writer, and editor known for her work on comic books and magazines. As an editor for Marvel Comics, she edited New Mutants and The Uncanny X-Men. With artist collaborators, she created such Marvel characters as Typhoid Mary, Blackheart, Longshot, Mojo, and Spiral. Her journalistic work has been published in numerous publications, including The Nation, The Brooklyn Rail, CounterPunch, and Filmmaker. Nocenti’s story The Most Expensive Road Trip in the World was collected in The Best American Travel Writing 2008, edited by Anthony Bourdain.

Kent Lambert

Kent Lambert: In the Public Domain
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

Kent Lambert is a Chicago-based musician and media artist. His vocal-driven art-pop music and pop-inflected video art
repurpose industrial and commercial media. His ever-mutating band Roommate has been performing stateside and abroad since the early 2000s. The screening will feature selections from the Video Data Bank’s Videoworks Vol. 1 compilation, music videos, and the first two installments of an ongoing mixed-reality series, RECKONING 3 (2013) and RECKONING 4 (2016).

David St. John, credit Stephani Diani

The Poet’s Life: A Reading & Film Screening
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
4:30 p.m. reading & 5:30 p.m. film screening
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

Beeler Gallery presents an evening of poetry and film on the meaning of becoming a poet. Poet David St. John will open with a reading from his work, to be followed by a documentary, A Late Style of Fire, that reflects on the life of his close friend, the late Larry Levis. When Levis died in 1996, he left behind an oeuvre impressionable on predecessors, contemporaries, as well as younger poets. The documentary features the music of Sam Beam, of Iron & Wine, and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, Michele Polous and Gregory Donovan (also poets), as well as St. John.

 

The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.

 

About the Artists
David St. John
David St. John has been honored with many prizes for poets, including both the Rome Fellowship and the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the O. B. Hardison Prize (a career award for teaching and poetic achievement) from The Folger Shakespeare Library, and the George Drury Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Foundation. He is the author of 11 collections of poetry (including Study for the World’s Body, nominated for The National Book Award in Poetry), most recently the collection, The Last Troubadour: New and Selected Poems, as well as a volume of essays, interviews and reviews entitled Where the Angels Come Toward Us. He is the editor of two posthumous collections of poetry by Larry Levis: The Selected Levis and The Darkening Trapeze: Last Poems. He is also the co-editor of American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry. St. John has written libretti for the opera, THE FACE, and for the choral symphony, THE SHORE. A member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, St. John is University Professor and Chair of English at The University of Southern California.

 

Michele Poulos
Michele Poulos is an award-winning screenwriter, award-winning poet, and filmmaker. She earned a BFA in film from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from Arizona State University. While at NYU, she worked as an intern for Albert Maysles at his production company Maysles Films. Her original screenplay, Mule Bone Blues (about Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes [with consultations by Zora’s niece, Lucy Ann Hurston]), won the 2010 Virginia Screenwriting Competition and placed in the second round of the 2015 and 2017 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Competition and the second round of the 2010 Austin Screenplay Competition. Her first full-length poetry collection, Black Laurel, was published by Iris Press in 2016. Her poetry chapbook, A Disturbance in the Air, won the 2012 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition. She recently completed co-writing a romantic comedy about a stand-up comic.

 

Gregory Donovan
Gregory Donovan is the author of Torn from the Sun (Red Hen Press, April 2015) and Calling His Children Home (University of Missouri Press), which won the Devins Award for Poetry. His poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, New England Review, 42opus, diode, Crazyhorse, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Gulf Coast, Copper Nickel, and many other journals, as well as in a number of anthologies, including Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia (University of Virginia Press). Among other awards for his writing, he is the recipient of the Robert Penn Warren Award from New England Writers, as well as grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and fellowships from the Ucross Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Donovan is on the faculty of the graduate creative writing program of Virginia Commonwealth University, where he has often served as its Director of Creative Writing, and he is Senior Editor for Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts.

Suzanne Silver

Suzanne Silver
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

In conjunction with the exhibition Suzanne Silver: Codes and Contingencies, Beeler Gallery presents a talk featuring Ohio-based artist Suzanne Silver.

 

Silver makes drawings, paintings, objects, and installations where unexpected materials are combined to create a visual language that is open to multiple readings.

 

Silver is an Associate Professor in the Paint­ing & Drawing Program of the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. Silver studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and received an AB from Smith College and an MFA at The Ohio State University. She has exhibited her work internation­ally, including the Axel Raben Gallery in New York, Nexus Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta), Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Fran­cisco), David Yellin College (Jerusalem), Castle of Otranto (Otranto, Italy), the Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati), The Bureau for Open Culture, the Center for Ongoing Research & Projects (Columbus), Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn), and the Columbus Museum of Art.

 

Silver received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and grants in mixed media and in 3D art from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and drawing from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Her artist’s book Blacklists/Whitelists was published by Logan Elm Press. Silver’s art and writing have appeared in such publications as the American Abstract Artists Journal and Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture and can be found in the Avant-Writing Collection at OSU.

 

Silver will talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave.). The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.

Suzanne Silver
Nov 16, 2017